F/Xual Education Services:
Occupational Medicine Simulation.
A HUD is a Digicoach without personality.
A simulation for instruction in occupational medicine with comments on how a DTA might support learning in this MUVE
- The Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) for MUVES (virtual worlds): Summary
- Occupational medicine (Wikipedia)
- F/Xual Education Services
- Otago University Occupational Medicine Simulation
- Occupational Medicine Simulation
- Creating Terrain Surrounds for OpenSimulator in Blender
- Recording OpenSimulator Visitors to a Google Form/Spreadsheet
- Kitely on the web: FXual Education Services
- Hypergrid address:
- grid.kitely.com:8002:FXual Education Services
- Put the HG address in the Find bar of the world map, click Find, TP
- In Kitely, use Firestorm hop:
- hop://grid.kitely.com:8002/FXual Education Services/128/148/22
- Paste the hop in the address bar of Firestorm, press Enter.
Start by getting a HUD
A kind of Digicoach
- HUD=Heads-up display (Wikipedia)
- You wear it like an object, but see no object.
- You see text somewhere on your screen.
- The text may give you instructions or offer options.
- Think of it as your own personal contact with the Force.
- Or think of it as an invisible Digicoach trying to help you in your quest.
- Here it takes you to places related to instruction.
The Assessment Clinic
- The assessment clinic is nearby, so I really don't need the HUD.
- But it might help beginners.
A medical examining room
- If I were enrolled in a course, the HUD might let me call up a patient to examine.
- The patient might look human but actually be a robot managed by the DTA.
- The patient might have visible signs of trauma, sufficient for a tentative diagnosis.
- Or the patient might describe symptoms
- I might interact with the patient by typing and reading text responses.
- The DTA could use text-to-speech so it could respond in voice.
- Maybe the DTA would not be able to interpret voice.
- But it could record my voice and let the instructor evaluate that later.
- If the examining routine (for the tentative diagnosis) is very standard, the DTA might not need to interpret my spoken voice.
- DTA could assume that I asked the routine question, and so give answer to that.
- To interpret voice, the DTA could use speech-to-text, then search the text for expected phrases.
- The teacher knows what phrases to expect at each stage of the examination.
- And so could prep DTA on what to look for.
- If the interpretation is good enough, Digicoach could provide feedback
- It could use the HUD and so keep its communications private.
Equipment for the examining room
- This equipment might be used to teach technicians to recognize the items.
- If there is a standard layout technicians could also practice placing the items.
The respiratory system
- Medical personnel might use this chart to help the patient understand the diagnosis.
- The explanation could be recorded and reviewed later by the teacher.
- A pointer could be provided for the learner to point to relevant places in the chart.
The Locker Room
- Here i can learn about protective clothing and gear.
protective clothing and gear
- The DTA might bring in robots almost properly outfitted for their job.
- My task would be to point out any deficiencies in the outfit.
Closer view of a poster
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in concrete production
in concrete production
- These panels about concrete production may only serve for overview instruction.
- Accidents will tend to happen in particular places.
- A Digital Teaching Assistant (DTA) in MUVE (virtual world): What would it do?
- A digital teaching assistant (DTA) in a virtual world. Can it be done?
- Digital coaching is needed for the DTA: Do we have the technology for that?
- Online education, sure. But why a virtual campus? Why in a virtual world (MUVE)?
Possible services, education
- Error based learning in writing. Combine project-based learning with test-based learning. And maybe get a useful product out of it.
- Digicoach can support collaborative homework and study sessions
- Digicoach can support homework in virtual worlds with JIT learning, immediate feedback
- Digicoach for project-management in self-managed teams: (Note: skills to be learned in doing these tasks)
- David Lee - Design Thinking in the Classroom: How-to for project-based learning
Possible services, virtual worlds
- Travel tips for the Hypergrid. A DTA content page
- Newcomer welcome coach (1): Basic skills needed promptly
- DTA content pages: The plan: Initial DTA content on the web here. Can be used from here or copied for use elsewhere.
- Firestorm settings for beginners. A DTA content page
New century education
- Once you hear lecture about swimming, you never forget what you learned about lectures. Talking is not teaching
- Just-In-Time (JIT) learning in virtual schools, maybe with DTA coaching. Language as an example
- Why a reading assignment is like a treasure hunt. And why it is not
- Suppose the real objective in school is to pass multiple-choice tests. Can a digital TA handle test-based learning?
- Immersive Technologies (Heritage Christian Online School)
Visit me on the web
- Drop by my web offices Weekdays: 12:-12:30 pm Central time (US)
- Cybalounge and 3DWebWorldz (Orientation room)
- I will be in both places, so you may need to speak to get my attention.
- Web-worlds, 3D virtual worlds running in a browser. Summary
- And we can visit the Writer's Workshop on the Web
- Don't register -- enter as guest.